John Tookey artist at the Aubrey Art Gallery

The Aubrey Art Gallery

John Tookey

John Tookey PS AIEA John was born in Ilford in 1947 and studied at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London. Although in 1982 John was an Elected Member of the Pastel Society, John works in watercolour and oils.

Drawing inspiration from everything around him, he works mostly from sketch books using information gathered over the years. The pastels are mostly worked onto mount board using a watercolour or acrylic underpainting. Watercolours are painted directly onto paper or pastel paper sometimes using a little body colour. Whichever medium John works with, the aim is to create an impression rather than a copy.